Heron Tower to Secure First Tenant?
Heron Tower, a planned 46-story 755ft skyscraper which will become the tallest in the City of London, has reportedly secured its first tenant in Chicago-based law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
The information is as yet unconfirmed. However, according to recent speculation, the US company are expected to occupy the eighth and ninth floors of the tower.
Located at 110 Bishopsgate, Heron Tower – which upon completion will exceed Tower 42’s current dominance over the City skyline – has been created around expansive and flexible office spaces.
Construction of the external steel structure was planned to cut down the need for intrusive internal columns, and much of the interior has been made specifically with open-plan office space in mind.
The tower is also sustainable – and has achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.
Green features include triple skin glazed glass on the building facades, which maximises daylight to the office floors and reduces the need for artificial lighting. Photovoltaic cells have also been incorporated to generate renewable energy and help to create a solar shield.
“Heron Tower’s beauty is not just skin deep,” commented Steven Evans, Development Director for Heron Tower, in a press release. “Our focus has been on developing a building which will be one of the most advanced buildings in the world, setting a global benchmark for quality in commercial office space.”
He added: “Heron Tower has met this challenge head on employing a variety of environmentally conscious strategies. We are delighted to have achieved a BREEAM rating of Excellent.”
The tower was designed by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox and is being built by construction partners Skanska. Completion has been set for March 2011, with the objective of creating “a world-class office building and the tallest building in the City of London.”
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